Public Figure Profiles

Tooter Cannon

Charles Weldon Cannon, known as Tooter Cannon (January 14, 1915 – March 14, 1997), was a widely recognized manufacturer of boots and saddles in rural Dickens, Texas.

Cannon was the last of nine children born to Charles Ira Cannon (1871–1920) and the former Mattie Cordial Snodgrass (1870–1956) on a working ranch in Afton in Dickens County in West Texas. He was given his unusual nickname as a child by his father. As a teenager, he learned boot and saddlemaking techniques to help the cowboys obtain a proper fit on their horses. He also worked on other ranches in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada, as well as Texas.He broke horses for the U.S. government during World War II at El Reno in Canadian County, Oklahoma. After the war, he operated two leather goods businesses in Tulsa, where his clients included the city police. In 1949, he returned to Dickens County and settled in the Spur community. He relocated his shop to Dickens in 1968. After 1970, he concentrated exclusively on saddle making until his death. His Tooter Cannon Saddles were prized by ranchers and rodeo riders because they were designed to fit the contour of the horse's back. A Tooter Cannon saddle or a pair of his boots is usually passed down within families. Anything made by Cannon rarely is for sale on the open market. His work is found in a number of private collections. Customers often waited for Cannon to fill their orders, rather than finding other available saddlemakers.Cannon, who outlived all of his siblings, died in a Lubbock hospital at the age of 82. He was a former two-term member of the Dickens Town Council. He was Methodist. Survivors included his second wife, the former Grace Adeline Roberts, then Grace Wheeler (July 11, 1908—February 14, 2000), whom he married on April 22, 1957, in Santa Fe, New Mexico; a daughter, Leanora Cannon Houwen, then of Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County, California, but who later returned to Dickens; two stepsons, Kenneth Wheeler of Hobbs, and Bill Wheeler of San Antonio, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Cannon also had an older sister named "Grace". Charles and Grace Cannon are interred at Dickens Cemetery.Over the years, Cannon was cited in newspaper articles, books, magazines, and even a television special. He is permanently honored in the saddlemaking exhibit at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.

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Some of their strengths

Tooter Cannon has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Hardworking, Generous, Energetic, Intelligent, Loyal, Charming, and Passionate.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Tooter Cannon is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Tooter Cannon well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Tooter Cannon as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Tooter Cannon is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Tooter Cannon tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Tooter Cannon's challenges

While Tooter Cannon has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Tooter Cannon can be Stubborn, Self-centered, Emotional, Suspicious, Hypocritical, Possessive, and Rebellious.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Tooter Cannon's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Tooter Cannon must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Possessive and Stubborn

Tooter Cannon is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Tooter Cannon also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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